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Alternative Views #153,154,155: COVERT ACTION (PARTS I,II&III)


Published 1983


153. (NC) COVERT ACTION (Part I)

Our three-part series on covert action, featuring former CIA official John
Stockwell and Louis Wolf, co-editor of _Covert Action Information Bulletin_,
begins with an overview of the general nature and activities of the CIA. We
then discuss how the "Intelligence Identities Protection Act" and the Reagan
executive order on intelligence agencies would promote media
self-censorship and thus repress public scrutiny and criticism of
intelligence (including FBI) activities -- including assassination plots,
destabilization of foreign governments, and assorted "dirty tricks." John
Stockwell explains how this legislation in effect amends the First Amendment
by abridging freedoms of speech and press -- without having gone through the
constitutional amendment process.

Run Time: 59:30
Recorded May, 1982
News: May, 1982
Copyright June, 1983

154. (NC) COVERT ACTION (Part II)

The focus is on specific covert and overt activities of U.S. intelligence
agencies and their surrogates: the instruction in torture techniques to
Salvadoran army troops by U.S. Green Berets; the attempted coup in the
Seychelles Islands; the Argentine torture squads; the South African wars in
Angola and Namibia; the attempted Klan coup in Dominica; and attempts to
destabilize the Mozambique government -- all of which are reported in Louis
Wolf's _Covert Action Information Bulletin_, which the U.S. government would
like to put out of business. We also discuss how CIA "disinformation"
tactics manipulate public opinion by planting stories in the press and by
financing and supporting right-wing newspapers.

Run Time: 59:23
News: June, 1983; May, 1982
Recorded May, 1982
Copyright June, 1983

155. (NC) COVERT ACTION (Part III)

In the concluding segment of our series on covert action we discuss with
John Stockwell and Louis Wolf the CIA operations in Central America,
including covert operations and "disinformation" campaigns directed against
the government of Nicaragua. In addition, we include a report by SANE
spokesperson George Humphrey on the nuclear weapons freeze referendum in
Austin, and a discussion with an Iranian student on torture and murder by the
Khomeini regime and growing opposition to it in Iran.

News: May, 1982; May, 1983; May, 1985
Recorded May, 1982
Copyright June, 1983

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Run time 59:57
Producer Frank Morrow
Production Company Alternative Information Network
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Credits

Co-hosts: Frank Morrow and Doug Kellner
Researcher: Mike Jankowski
Technical adviser: Brian Koenigsdorf

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